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July 31, 2015 - 3:04pm
12 min 35 sec ago

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police have located the father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III after he went missing for nearly two weeks.

Police in Leesburg, Virginia say 61-year-old Willard Hurley Jr. was located Friday in Texas. The elder Hurley was unharmed and told police he had simply been traveling. Police say he didn't explain why he left his home without informing his family.

His son broke down in tears Tuesday while announcing to the media that...

July 31, 2015 - 2:52pm
12 min 35 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and retired after spending most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, has died at the age of 88.

His family and the White Sox said Pierce died Friday after a battle with gall bladder cancer.

The left-hander played for Chicago from 1949 to 1961, starting three All-Star games in the mid-1950s. He also played for Detroit and San Francisco, going...

July 31, 2015 - 2:42pm
12 min 35 sec ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Breeland will miss the Redskins' first regular-season game, at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13, the league said Friday.

The announcement comes nearly a full year after Breeland was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana the night before the...

July 31, 2015 - 2:41pm
12 min 35 sec ago

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday.

This is generally a loathsome period for veterans, with insufferable practices in heat often topping triple digits. But Johnson and DeVito wore broad grins on their faces as they ambled up the pathway to Scanlon Hall at Missouri Western State University.

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July 31, 2015 - 2:40pm
12 min 35 sec ago

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — The inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play lost its top-seeded player and the tournament host at the last-32 stage on Friday.

No. 1-seeded James Morrison was beaten 2 and 1 by Johan Carlsson, who will play fellow Swede Robert Karlsson in the last 16.

Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, will spend the rest of the event in the sponsor's pavilion after losing by 1 hole to Scottish compatriot Chris Doak.

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July 31, 2015 - 2:40pm
12 min 35 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players' union say they want a New York judge to resolve their dispute over Tom Brady's suspension by Sept. 4.

The league and union filed a joint letter in U.S. District Court on Friday proposing a ruling by that date in Brady's lawsuit against the league seeking to have his four-game suspension overturned. The union did not seek a court order on Friday that would allow the New England Patriots quarterback to play while a court case...

July 31, 2015 - 2:36pm
12 min 35 sec ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is more concerned about the New York Giants' scoring rather than his future with the team.

Hours before the first training camp practice Friday, Manning shot down the notion he was in any way worried entering the season in the final year of his contact.

The 34-year-old two-time Super Bowl MVP said he had no idea about the status of his contract talks, telling those interested to ask the team or his agent, Tom...

July 31, 2015 - 2:35pm
12 min 35 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects.

The Twins announced the trade on Friday, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. The Twins were in search of some help for their struggling bullpen, and Jepsen should step in to help in a setup role for All-Star closer Glen Perkins.

Jepsen went 2-5 with a 2.81 ERA in 46...

July 31, 2015 - 2:26pm
12 min 35 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's national women's soccer team has a new coach for the first time in 27 years after Jorge Vilda was hired to replace Ignacio Quereda, who had been in charge since 1988.

Vilda, who was appointed Thursday, said he was "very motivated and eager to begin working" with the squad.

Quereda led the team to its first World Cup this year, but Spain only managed one point from three group games in Canada in June and the players issued a...

July 31, 2015 - 2:25pm
12 min 34 sec ago

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Even though he has been suspended for the first four weeks of the NFL's regular season, Browns general manager Ray Farmer says his approach to building the roster during training camp and the regular season will not change.

Farmer said after the second practice of training camp on Friday that coaches and scouts have a say and most major decisions will have been made.

The league announced in March that Farmer would be suspended four...

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